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Jeepneys - 1950s to Present

After World War II, many military Jeeps were left in the Philippines by U.S. troops. These Jeeps were decorated and modified to hold more passengers. Since then, Jeepneys have become the most popular form of transportation in the country. This collection showcases Jeepneys in the Philippines starting from the 1950s, exploring a visual history of this symbol of Filipino culture.


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Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Nigel Menzies
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A red 1955 Jeepney model at Sarao Works in Manila. Source 1:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelmenzies/12033958036/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916102045/https://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelmenzies/12033958036/ ] Source 2:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelmenzies/12033963816/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916102151/https://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelmenzies/12033963816/ ]
Topics: jeepney, sarao motors, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1955, 1950s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Gustav Neuenschwander
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A Sarao Motors Super de Luxe Jeepney in Las Piñas City in 1980. The lettering on the side indicates the route: La Loma > Blum Ave. > Santa Cruz > Taft Avenue-Herran Street (now Pedro Gil Street) > Dakota Street (now Adriatico Street)-Harrison Plaza (now closed) > Libertad. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/9406236@N02/36920536764  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190120105921/https://www.flickr.com/photos/9406236@N02/36920536764/ ]
Topics: jeepney, las pinas, philippines, sarao motors, transportation, 1980, 1980s, filipino culture
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Leo-setä
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A gray Jeepney in Manila in 1986. The top placard reads "Sto. Niño." The sign underneath lists Pagasa, Quiapo, and Pier (Port of Manila). Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/12584677@N06/3287052273  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916024914/https://www.flickr.com/photos/12584677@N06/3287052273 ]
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1986, 1980s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by kanegen
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A red Sarao Jeepney in 1980. The hood features three metal horses and red flags. This Jeepney also has a side curtain and a cargo rack on the roof. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegen/2954299188/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190131005220/https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegen/2954299188/ ]
Topics: jeepney, sarao motors, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1980, 1980s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Andrew and Annemarie
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A Jeepney in Baguio in 2014. It runs between Bua, Tuding, Itogon, and Baguio City. The top placard reads, "Game Boy" and "Street Machine." The door reads, "Pro Street." The side of the Jeepney features an illustration of a dirtbike rider. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_annemarie/12438028853/in/photostream/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916051025/https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_annemarie/12438028853/in/photostream/ ]
Topics: jeepney, baguio, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2014, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Lon&Queta
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A red Jeepney in Manila in 1994. The top of the Jeepney displays advertisements for the 1993 movies Secret Love and Only the Strong . Some of the Jeepney's stops include Muñoz, Frisco (San Francisco del Monte), Blum (Blumentritt), Santa Cruz, H. Plaza (Harrison Plaza), and V. Cruz (Vito Cruz). Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/48096653@N00/4187666937  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190122025246/https://www.flickr.com/photos/48096653@N00/4187666937/ ]
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1994, 1990s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Harrison Forman
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Jeepneys on a Manila street in the 1960s. The right Jeepney is from Sarao Motors. This 35 mm slide appears in the Harrison Forman Collection of the American Geographical Society Library, which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Source:  https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsphoto/id/41246  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916172822/https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsphoto/id/41246 ]
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1960s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by kanegen
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A Jeepney on the street sometime in the 1980s. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegen/2954299612/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190121034518/https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegen/2954299612/ ]
Topics: jeepney, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1980, 1980s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Rajesh Pamnani
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A red Jeepney in Manila in 2012. Its route runs from EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) to Shaw Boulevard and Morong. The top placard reads "Jhenebelle." The side of the Jeepney features a prominent illustration of a yellow dragon.  Source 1:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamnani/7701414276/in/album-72157630876865682/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916165459/https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamnani/7701414276/in/album-72157630876865682/ ] Source 2: ...
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2012, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Toby Simkin
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A Jeepney in Manila in 2010. The top placard reads "Angela." Jeepneys often feature names of people who are important to the drivers. Some of the stops on this Jeepney include Cubao, Quiapo, and Vito Cruz. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/22489773@N02/4972025745  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916065703/https://www.flickr.com/photos/22489773@N02/4972025745 ]
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2010, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by saiko3p
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A red Jeepney at a bus station in Manila in 2013. The top placard reads "Saint Francis." The front of the Jeepney says "In God We Trust" and "Simply Best." The side contains artwork of Jesus with the caption "Sacred Heart of Jesus." This Jeepney runs between Legazpi City and Manito. Source 1:  https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/manila-philippines-february-25-jeepney-on-153350636  / [...
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2013, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Harrison Forman
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A blue Jeepney in Manila in the 1960s. The signage indicates that this Jeepney runs between Libertad and Blumentritt via Santa Cruz. This 35 mm slide appears in the Harrison Forman Collection of the American Geographical Society Library, which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Source:  https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsphoto/id/41357/rec/23  / [...
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1960s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by 松岡明芳
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A blue and yellow Jeepney in Cebu in 2016. The side features a painting of The Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, and Superman with the phrase "Chicks Carrier." This Jeepney runs between Urgello Street, Colon Street, SM Hypermarket, and North Bus Terminal. Source: h ttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A2016-09-27Jeepney_in_Cebu_City_DSCF5434.jpg  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916110010/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A2016-09-27Jeepney_in_Cebu_City_DSCF5434.jpg ]
Topics: jeepney, cebu, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2016, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Leo-setä
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People riding in a Jeepney in Manila in 1986. There are at least 12 people visible in the seats. The mudguard reads "Mabuhay." Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/12584677@N06/3287870754  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916163756/https://www.flickr.com/photos/12584677@N06/3287870754 ]
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1986, 1980s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by rosskevin756
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A driver with his Jeepney. The Jeepney features artwork of Yosemite Sam from Looney Tunes, Gogeta from Dragon Ball, and Lupin III from Lupin the Third. This Jeepney runs between General Santos City and the Tambler barangay. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosskevin756/5235042695/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916101427/https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosskevin756/5235042695/ ]
Topics: jeepney, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2010, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Øyvind Holmstad
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A blue-green Jeepney in Cebu in 2017. The top placard reads "Benben." On the left side of the placard is an image of Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho. This Jeepney runs between Talisay and Cebu City. Source 1:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AJeepney_cebu_1a.jpg  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916041852/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AJeepney_cebu_1a.jpg ] Source 2:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AJeepney_cebu_1_front.jpg  / [...
Topics: jeepney, cebu, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2017, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by John Ward
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A gray Jeepney in Quezon in 1993. The top placard reads "Yukari I." The white lettering on the side indicates that this Jeepney runs between Gasak and Recto.  Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/25653307@N03/3975151337  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190122131041/https://www.flickr.com/photos/25653307@N03/3975151337/ ]
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1993, 1990s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Polyrus
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A green Sarao Super de Luxe Jeepney in Kiyabo in 1976. The hood features three metal horses. The lettering on the side indicates that this Jeepney runs between Libertad and Blumentritt via Santa Cruz. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorus/7715919482/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916090617/https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorus/7715919482/ ]
Topics: jeepney, sarao motors, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1976, 1970s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by John Blower
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A Jeepney in Iloilo City in 1978. The lettering on the side indicates that this Jeepney runs between the Jaro district campus of Central Philippine University and the City Proper district. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10332960@N03/4369077567 / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916070526/https://www.flickr.com/photos/10332960@N03/4369077567 ]
Topics: jeepney, iloilo city, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1978, 1970s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Joe Forjette
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A glow-in-the-dark green Jeepney. The top placard reads "Our Lady of Manaoag." The side of the hood reads "Isuzu." Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/50264177@N00/59179987  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190120210639/https://www.flickr.com/photos/50264177@N00/59179987 ]
Topics: jeepney, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2005, 2000s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Via Tsuji
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A gray Jeepney in Quezon City in 2005. The side features paintings of Bugs Bunny and Tweety, and the phrase "I
Topics: jeepney, quezon city, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2005, 2000s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
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A green Jeepney in 1992. The stickers on the side indicate that this Jeepney is a private vehicle and not for hire or public transport. Source:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jeepney.jpg  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916025806/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jeepney.jpg ]
Topics: jeepney, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1992, 1990s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Don Taylor
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A red Sarao Motors Jeepney in Olongopo City, Philippines in 1973. The grill reads "Sarao Custombuilt." The body of the Jeepney features red, blue, white, and yellow geometric designs. The hood has a metal horse in the center. Source:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jeepney-Jan73_(25).jpg  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20150919014150/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jeepney-Jan73_(25).jpg ]
Topics: jeepney, olongopo city, philippines, sarao motors, transportation, 1973, 1970s, filipino culture
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Philip Brookes
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A Jeepney in Quezon City in 2015. The top placards reads "Princess," and the one underneath reads "Lynez." Below the windshield is the phrase "Jesus Is Our Shield." Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/philipbrookes/16556156243/in/photostream/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916093940/https://www.flickr.com/photos/philipbrookes/16556156243/in/photostream/ ]
Topics: jeepney, quezon, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2015, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Rajesh Pamnani
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A blue Jeepney parked in Manila in 2012. It runs between Binangonan and EDSA/Shaw Boulevard. The side features the phrase "Perfect World" as well as an illustration. The third photo includes the driver and a door illustration of a woman. Source 1:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/74821492@N00/7701401864  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190112201941/https://www.flickr.com/photos/74821492@N00/7701401864/ ] Source 2:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/74821492@N00/7701413248  / [...
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2012, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Vicki See
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A rear view of a Jeepney in Quezon City in 2012. The side features artwork of a unicorn with wings. The door has artwork of Jesus. This Jeepney runs between Nia/Napocor village in Tandang Sora and SM Hypermarket, through Congressional Ave. and Mindanao Ave. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/18905233@N00/6836011061  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190113024613/https://www.flickr.com/photos/18905233@N00/6836011061 ]
Topics: jeepney, quezon city, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2012, 2010s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Juvy Pastores
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A red Jeepney in Manila c.1959. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/johntewell/6968743116/in/album-72157628848292145/  [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200915004323/https://www.flickr.com/photos/johntewell/6968743116/in/album-72157628848292145/ ]
Topics: jeepney, manila, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1959, 1950s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by John Blower
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A Jeepney in Iloilo City in 1978. The lettering underneath the windshield indicates that this Jeepney runs between Libertad and Blumentritt via Santa Cruz. Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/10332960@N03/4306754967 [ https://web.archive.org/web/20190113052641/https://www.flickr.com/photos/10332960@N03/4306754967/ ]
Topics: jeepney, iloilo city, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 1978, 1970s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Henk van Kampen
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A red Jeepney in Tacloban City in 2007. The side has paintings of the Warner Bros. logo, the Batman symbol, and Batman. The lettering reads "Tacloban - San Jose" and "2006 Series." Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/dutch-roots/2039329003/in/album-72157604150062770/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916030615/https://www.flickr.com/photos/dutch-roots/2039329003/in/album-72157604150062770/ ]
Topics: jeepney, tacloban city, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2007, 2000s
Jeepneys - 1950s to Present
by Monica Volpin
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A Jeepney with paintings of Jesus, the American flag, and a blue racecar. The top placard reads "St. Vincent." The placard underneath the windshield reads, "Our Lady of Guadalupe." This Jeepney runs between Tagbilaran and Loboc. Source:  https://pixabay.com/photos/bus-jeepney-colorful-transport-1196446/  / [ https://web.archive.org/web/20200916082952/https://pixabay.com/photos/bus-jeepney-colorful-transport-1196446/ ]
Topics: jeepney, philippines, filipino culture, transportation, 2012, 2010s